We, the citizens of Hendersonville, petition the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
1. Deny the rezoning of the land parcel behind Cracker Barrel on Indian Lake Boulevard for the construction of multi-family housing.
2. Conduct a comprehensive traffic study of the Indian Lake Boulevard area between Main Street and SR 386, independent from the studies conducted by apartment developers.
3. Grow our city in a responsible & controlled manner without the negative impact of overdevelopment on our way of life, our schools, infrastructure or overall crime rate.
Hendersonville currently has no fewer than 22 existing or approved apartment complexes totaling 4,881 total apartment units. There are currently 2 complexes under construction, but not yet complete: 1 is located behind the Glenbrook shopping complex & the other is located behind the cinema at the Streets of Indian Lake. No one currently resides in these 2 complexes under construction. Our infrastructure, schools and way of life have not felt the impact of these 2 new completes yet. However, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is weighing the possibility of adding another apartment complex to the already overloaded Indian Lake Boulevard- changing our community forever.
The long-term impact of overdevelopment cannot be un-done. We urge the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to study the impact of multi-family housing & general overdevelopment by glancing toward Antioch and the Rivergate areas. The citizens of Hendersonville want to preserve our community, and the hometown atmosphere that makes Hendersonville a great place to live, work and play. Overdevelopment and an influx of new apartments do nothing to improve our quality of life; in fact it guarantees its demise.
Let your voice be heard by signing this petition, contacting the aldermen and by showing up at the Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 7:30 pm @ City Hall.